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Mary Trump says ‘torture’ of immigrant children led her to speak out

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  • Mary Trump said the “horrors at the border” led her to speak out against her uncle, US President Donald Trump.
  • She made the comments in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday night.
  • Her book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” has already sold nearly a million copies.
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Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, thought that her uncle would be surrounded by smart people who would protect him and the country against his “worst impulses,” she told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday.

“Clearly I was wrong,” she said.

“I can’t say that there was a last straw because there had been so many straws,” the president’s niece said. “But certainly the horrors at the border — you know, the separating of children from their parents; the torture, the kidnapping, and the incarceration of them in cages, was unthinkable, unbearable, and when an opportunity presented itself to me to do something, I needed to take a leap.”

Mary Trump’s book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” came out earlier this month.

The Trump administration has denied claims in the book.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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